There’s been a lot of debate around the possible health risks of meat injectables like cat meat.

But one scientist thinks they may actually be good for your health.

Dr Lisa Rinehart, from the University of Western Australia’s Department of Animal Science and Health, believes injecting cat and rat meat into people is a good way to reduce the risk of developing a rare, potentially fatal disease called cystic fibrosis.

“We’ve had a lot written about the possible benefits of injecting meat into humans,” Dr Rinehan said.

“But it’s not clear what the potential benefits are of that, and there is a lot more work to be done.”

Dr Rineharts research has shown that injecting meat directly into the stomach, without the need for a feeding tube, is an effective way to treat cystic fibrillation, which can cause an infection that can be fatal.

“Cats and rats have been used for quite a long time, for a long period of time, as a food source,” Dr Marni Rinehauser said.

Dr Rinnes research has also shown that cat and rodent meat may be a good source of iron, which is crucial to keeping a person alive.

“Iron can be important in the body,” Dr Tanya Rineho said.

The Department of Health has not yet released the full list of foods and supplements that can help prevent cystic Fibrosis, but Dr Rinhart said she believed it would be a useful resource.

“This research could be helpful in that it might help us understand the effects of these two food sources,” she said.

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